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Crystal Ball pick put in for former five-star linebacker to Michigan Football

There’s a link here right off the bat for the Wolverines.

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One of the worst kept secrets of the offseason is that the Michigan Wolverines will be exploring the transfer portal for reinforcements in 2021. Much of that focus is going to come on the defensive side of the ball and a new target has emerged in the form of Penn State linebacker Lance Dixon.

Dixon, who is a former five-star recruit per 247 Sports, entered his name into the portal on Wednesday. His name popping up is notable given that he is a former standout at West Bloomfield High School under head coach Ron Bellamy, who was recently hired to coach the wide receivers on Jim Harbaugh’s rebooted staff. 247Sports’ Allen Trieu was quick to put in a Crystal Ball for him to eventually land with his former head coach and the Wolverines.

Dixon just wrapped up his second collegiate season with Penn State and played in nine games this past year with one start to his name. He played in only three games during his true freshman season in 2019, meaning he would have at least three years of eligibility remaining if he were to come to Ann Arbor.

For a look at other potential defensive names of interest in the portal, check out our piece from earlier this week here.